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THIRY-CHERQUES, Hermano Roberto. John Rawls: a economia moral da justiça. Soc. estado. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp.551-564. ISSN 0102-6992.

In this article I describe how the North-American philosopher John Rawls has reformulated contemporary moral thinking in proposing subordination of ethics to justice. I synthesize his defense of a morality based on an agreement that compensates, without attempting to nullify, current socio-economic asymmetries. I conclude with a discussion of the theoretical difficulties he encountered in absorbing cultural, philosophical, political and religious Western pluralism in his theory.

Keywords : Ethics; Justice; Rawls; Contractarianism; Management.

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